“Local for locals” is the philosophy of Napa’s “it” cafe. “I’ve wanted to do this for 15 years,” said Rick Molinari, who spent eight months pulling together details for his cafe. “I guess it’s in my blood.”
At Molinari Caffè located at 828 Brown St. in downtown Napa Valley, Rick and his team offers a place for locals to feel at home. With kind staff and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s beyond a cafe — it’s a place to relax, catch up with friends, enjoy a tasty cup of joe (or adult beverage!) or simply settle in for some computer time. With a variety of both indoor and dog-friendly outdoor seating, Molinari says, “Our motto on Facebook is “A place to start and end your day.”
Rick works directly with John Weaver, a former coffee master with Peet’s Coffee. Molinari Caffè proudly serving Weaver’s hand-crafted, artisan coffees as well as his own Molinari Private Reserve (MPR); a fine wine-infused coffee that is unlike anything else out there. Molinari Private Reserve (MPR) started off as a simple thought; coffee and wine seem to mix, so why not pair them in a way no one has before: taking wine and roasting it with coffee beans.
Combining his two favorite passions, wine and coffee, Rick has achieved something beyond unique to bring consumers an incredible pairing of two sensational libations. A culinary delight from world famous Napa Valley, MPR is a wine-infused coffee that discerning taste buds will appreciate. We live in the wine country after all, right?!
The full-bodied coffee beans relax in a beautiful small-batch, artisan-crafted wine, absorbing its nose and history. The coffee is then carefully dried and hand roasted in small batches. The first thing you smell is the richness of the wine, then the taste of a blueberry note. Add a little milk, and you get a little more of the wine taste. Pull it in an espresso shot, and you still get that head of crème. Much like wine itself, the longer the coffee sits, the better the taste. Even when chilled overnight, you get a great taste.
Feast it Forward it elated to welcome Rick Molinari and his Molinari Private Reserve to the FEAST family, as the “Official Coffee Sponsor” of the Feast it Forward Network. MPR will proudly be served in our upcoming live studio storefront in downtown Napa, anticipated to open this coming winter. Behind our premier wine bar with 16 vintners, guests will be able to enjoy a delightful cup of your choice. For all coffee, and wine lovers out there, we can promise this will be an experience that cannot me missed. Molinari Private Reserve will also be available to purchase in the FEAST Studio retail shop for consumer purchases. Welcome to the FEAST, Molinar!